cakes, pastries, cookies, etc.

cakes, icings, pastries, cookies, puddings…

And we have cake!

Saturday, November 25th, 2017

prune pits

summary: annual vinarterta making; disaster averted once again; reading labels; using timers (click on image to see photos taken on previous Cake Days) They had fruit but we have cake…. Ha! At last the phrase has been righted. Dad would be so pleased! We made vinarterta yesterday. Or, perhaps you prefer to use our non-Icelandic […] Continue reading »

Wordless Not-Wednesday: Giving Thanks

Monday, October 9th, 2017

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Orange Thyme Shortbread

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Christmas Goodies

summary: playing with a recipe for Lemon Thyme Shorbread to make Orange Thyme Shortbread; when you don’t have lemons, use oranges; homemade orange extract; Christmas baking; Christmas baking is underway! So far, I’ve made Clarke’s Bread (to go with pate that T is in the process of making), cherry snowballs (the real kind with dried […] Continue reading »

This year, we are the Smugs! (Cake Day)

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

summary: I love Cake Day; annual vinarterta making; disaster averted (not again!?!) (click on image to see photos taken on previous Cake Days) Ha!! We are the Smugs this year! Yesterday, my vinarterta-making-sister and I squeaked in under the wire and made our cake BEFORE our fruitcake-making-sister. Nyah nyah! We won the game… Ha Ha! […] Continue reading »

Oatmeal Biscuits

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

summary: recipe for oatmeal biscuits based on a recipe in HomeBaking by Naomi Duguid and Jeffrey Alford; they taste like graham crackers! For eons, I’ve had a recipe for Graham Crackers bookmarked. Or, rather, I thought I had bookmarked a recipe for Graham Crackers. In the dim recesses of what’s left of my mind, I […] Continue reading »

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